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The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner

Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America
Title
The national road
Title remainder
dispatches from a changing America
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An important question lies at the heart of this collection: what does it mean to "belong" in America in the midst of an era when rootedness to a particular piece of ground means less than at any time during our history? These essays cover a wide range of subjects: the changing geography of pornography, the proliferation of "dollar stores," the unique pain of losing a house, the joy and futility of cross-country drives, the ways that certain town governments can turn vicious, the quest to stand upon the topographical roof of every state, a journey into the wilderness to find the body of a notorious killer, a unique examination of the most "American" major religion in the gloom past midnight, a personal eulogy for the metropolitan daily newspaper. From their particular angles, they all examine changing definitions of this shared soil. In a time of collective unease, the American land - this magnificent 3.7 million square miles -- is the lowest denominator of what we have in common"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zoellner, Tom
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE355
LC item number
.Z64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roads
  • United States
  • United States
  • Migration, Internal
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Economic history
  • Manners and customs
  • Migration, Internal
  • Roads
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • TRANSPORTATION / General
Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your land -- Mormon historical sites at night -- Drive -- Spillville -- The national road -- The whole hoop of the world -- Late city final -- Villages -- The valley -- Welcome to Dirtytown -- Searchlight -- King Philip's shadow -- Home ground -- At the end there will be strangers
Control code
1139252194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781640092907
Lccn
2020001055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139252194
Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your land -- Mormon historical sites at night -- Drive -- Spillville -- The national road -- The whole hoop of the world -- Late city final -- Villages -- The valley -- Welcome to Dirtytown -- Searchlight -- King Philip's shadow -- Home ground -- At the end there will be strangers
Control code
1139252194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781640092907
Lccn
2020001055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1139252194

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